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Discussion in 'Computers' started by searcher, Dec 13, 2016.



  1. gringott

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    I see nobody here is running a water cooled monster with 4 graphics cards. lol.

    Me, I'm into storage. Somebody has to back up the interwebs.
     
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    10.5-inch iPad Pro Front-Facing Camera Repair Guide - Fixez.com
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    Published on Jun 30, 2017
    iPad Pro 10.5" Front Camera Replacements and Repair Parts: http://bit.ly/2smL46b

    iPad Pro DIY Repair Tools: http://bit.ly/2lzLIop

    https://www.fixez.com presents the official iPad Pro 10.5" Front-Facing Camera Repair and Replacement Guide. Following the step-by-step, detailed instructions we have provided will help you safely replace a 10.5-inch iPad Pro front camera that is faulty or damaged. Visit Fixez.com for all of the DIY iPad Pro replacement screens, parts and tools you need to fix your tablet quickly, and affordably.

    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for additional DIY smartphone and tablet teardown and repair videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJr...
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    iPad Pro 10.5" Front-Facing Camera Repair Guide Video steps:

    Step 1

    • Power down your 10.5-inch iPad Pro tablet.

    Step 2 (iPad Pro 10.5 Display Assembly)

    • The fully laminated 10.5-inch iPad Pro Oxide TFT “True Tone” display assembly is glued on solidly and is a tight fit within the rear case. Apply heat to soften the adhesive.

    • Use the precision knife to create enough space to insert a triangle opening tool.

    • Use triangle opening tools to slice thru the strong adhesive and carefully decouple the iPad Pro screen. Don't try to fully separate the display yet, as several fragile ribbon cables still connect it to the iPad’s logic board.

    • Remove the following 2 Phillips screws securing the bracket that covers the display’s cables.

    • With the bracket out of the way, detach the cables from the logic board and free the 10.5-inch iPad Pro display assembly.

    Step 3 (iPad Pro 10.5 Front Camera)

    • Remove the following 10 Phillips screws.

    • Extract the large shield covering the iPad ‘s logic board.

    • Spudge up the 7-megapixel iPad Pro “Facetime” camera. It is capable of 1080p video recording.


    * To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.
     
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    10.5-inch iPad Pro Rear-Facing Camera and Headphone Jack Repair - Fixez.com
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    iPad Pro 10.5" Repair Parts: http://bit.ly/2smL46b

    iPad Pro DIY Repair Tools: http://bit.ly/2lzLIop

    https://www.fixez.com presents the official iPad Pro 10.5" Rear-Facing Camera and Headphone Jack Repair Guide. Following the step-by-step, detailed instructions we have provided will help you safely replace a faulty iPad Pro rear camera or damaged 3.5 mm headphone jack. Visit Fixez.com for all of the DIY iPad Pro replacement screens, parts and tools you need to fix your tablet quickly, and affordably.

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    iPad Pro 10.5" Rear-Facing Camera and Headphone Jack Repair Guide Video steps:

    Step 1

    • Power down your 10.5-inch iPad Pro tablet.

    Step 2 (iPad Pro 10.5 Display Assembly)

    • The fully laminated 10.5-inch iPad Pro Oxide TFT “True Tone” display assembly is glued on solidly and is a tight fit within the rear case. Apply heat to soften the adhesive.

    • Use the precision knife to create enough space to insert a triangle opening tool.

    • Use triangle opening tools to slice thru the strong adhesive and carefully decouple the iPad Pro screen. Don't try to fully separate the display yet, as several fragile ribbon cables still connect it to the iPad’s logic board.

    • Remove the following 2 Phillips screws securing the bracket that covers the display’s cables.

    • With the bracket out of the way, detach the cables from the logic board and free the 10.5-inch iPad Pro display assembly.

    Step 3 (iPad Pro 10.5 Rear-Facing Camera)

    • Remove the following 10 Phillips screws.

    • Extract the large shield covering the iPad logic board.

    • Lift up the strips of padded conductive tape.

    • Remove the following 6 Phillips screws.

    • Use the spudger to muscle both loudspeaker chambers out of the rear case.

    • Detach and pry up the impressive 12-megapixel iPad Pro rear camera that shoots 4K video at 30 fps (say complete words).

    Step 4 (iPad Pro 10.5 Headphone Jack and Light Sensor Assembly)

    • Remove the following 3 Phillips screws and then the bracket that covers the headphone jack.

    • Remove the following Phillips screw.

    • Peel up the piece of black tape.

    • Release the ZIF connector and carefully slide out the cable.

    • Easily extract the 10.5-inch iPad Pro headphone jack and light sensor assembly.


    * To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.
     
  4. Bottom Feeder

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    Only do this if you have iPads to play with.

    BF
     
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    How to choose PC parts! Beginner's Components Guide 2017
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    Published on Jun 25, 2017
    Getting into custom PC building can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be! Here's our 2017 guide to choosing the right components for your PC.

    Timecode Shortcuts:
    Things to Consider: 0:31
    Processor/CPU: 1:25
    CPU Cooler: 3:15
    Motherboard: 3:33
    Case/Chassis: 4:47
    Memory/RAM: 5:36
    Graphics Card/Video Card/GPU: 6:58
    Storage Drive: 8:17
    Power Supply: 9:43

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    One of the most overlooked components in the computer building game is the power supply. This is the HEART of your system, don't go cheap here. Spikes, glitches and sags can wreak devastation on all the other components in the system. If you pick up a $35.00 450 watt power supply then pick up a $110.00 450 watt supply you will be amazed at the weight difference. And it ain't because the heavier one is filled with silver.

    Just like good power tools, built tough means built to last with quality components which often weigh more because of their solid construction. And those cheap supplys have cheap fans, cheap capacitors, low cost ICs, and poor soldering work. Tear an old one up and take a look.

    BF

    PS: Lots of good instruction in those videos, searcher
     
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    Quick 'n Dirty Late Night Uninterruptible Power Supply Repair
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    Published on Aug 31, 2017
    Much ado about some loose leads. I had hoped this would come in under five minutes in length, though probably not as much as the Handycam did, since it had a dead battery.
     
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    Sans the graphics cards I was tempted to go water cooled at one stage. Working with the computer all day the noise started to drive me nuts. I opted for silent fans and silent case and all that stuff instead not perfect but not bad and a lot cheaper.
     
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    I have to look into building a FreeNAS device for my new job. Thankfully there's a lot of guys on YouTube with pro and con videos along with oodles of how-tos too.
     
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    I currently have about 160 TB of DAS [direct attached storage] accessible over my intranet.
    Everything was physically designed and put together by me, on the cheap.
    I use software called Stablebit Drivepool, it is cheap and does the job of pooling the drives and duplicating the files so that every file is duplicated on another drive. Not perfect but has worked for years for me, without the expense and trouble of RAID. They also have a cloud storage software product, but I don't know much about it as I am not interested and no longer working in the field. My last job I worked with enterprise level storage solutions, EMC2 etc, across two geographic areas on a fiber network. They paid a pretty penny for everything, but they had to, any downtime cost the big bucks and losing or corrupting data was not permitted. Backups of backups if you know what I mean. I also was the person who virtualized vast numbers of their servers, using VMware, literally truckloads of servers went to the dump, cooling and electrical costs fell through the floor. I would venture to say that I saved them 10 or more times my salary every year I worked there. They sent me for storage training to EMC2, but I taught myself VMware by reading and doing it.
     
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    AMD Athlon 600, 3DFX Voodoo3 3000, Retro Gaming Computer Build
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    Published on Sep 21, 2017
    In this video I build a computer! I took the Athlon 600 setup from the AMD vs Intel video, and turned it into a gaming system. I gonna play RPG games on it. Like Baldur's gate 1 / 2 Diablo 1 / 2 Fallout 1 / 2 :)

    Intel Pentium III vs AMD Athlon, 600mhz Battle with 3DFX Voodoo3 3000!
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    Great, now maybe you can tell me how to MAP my NAS and have my credential persistence made permanent.
    I had a problem that led me to reload windows 7 pro from Microsoft's latest download. That crashed and burned and Microsoft's answer was Windows 10.
    So then I went back to an earlier version and it's up and running now. But there is a problem with my NAS a Thecus N5550 with 5, 4TB hard drives in a RAID 5 configuration. I used to be able to MAP to it and I would only have to initially install my password and my credentials would be persistent, but now they say the persistence is only good for the login session.
    Microsoft's answer is Windows 10.

    I think those assholes are hamstringing their own product win 7 to force us into Windows 10.

    This stuff just worked and now doesn't. My research says that it had Windows Server 8 that managed a lot of the network parameters and as far as I can tell there are no Server features available with my current setup.
     
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    M$ keeps dicking with simple networking making it a major chore to do things that were very simple before. I went through a lot of pain to by pass the "networking features".
    Not sure how your NAS presents itself to the network. You will have to work this issue from both ends I think. Is there a forum or a help center for your NAS? I would check that first as if you have the problem others do too theory.

    I looked it up, you have a Linux based NAS, the latest firmware is from June of this year. I would update that [if you are not there yet] and then check how it is sharing - is it Samba? Then look to see that Samba is being handled correctly on both ends... I have had problems with this issue before...
     
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    A quick look at the manual for your system reveals:
    The setup cd must be run from a system using Windows 7 and below. No mention of 10. Mac is ok too.
    Next this:
    [​IMG]

    I don't think you are running AD.
    Since you are logging on, obviously you have created a user to log on with.
    Since it was and no longer is persistent, perhaps create a new user and see if that will be persistent.

    If this is accessing a share issue, go to Step 4: create folders and ACLs, also share folders. Make sure the user who is trying to use what I assume is a "mapped drive" has permission to access said share. Read carefully and follow all steps. Personally I rarely "MAP" drives any more, they normally fail on boot and then work after a delay. I just create a shortcut on my desktop to the shared resource. Works like a charm for me.
     
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    I upgraded the firmware as the first attempt to solve my problem.
    I'm not using AD, because I'm using Workgroup. And that used to work fine.
    ACL has been in place since the beginning. I am using Samba.

    All of this works fine once I enter my user name and password.

    It's just damned annoying to have to do it every time I log on, when before I only had to do it the very first time I accessed the NAS.

    Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. Initially, Active Directory was only in charge of centralized domain management.
    I would prefer not to have to set up a domain system, which is a lot of work and above my pay grade.

    I'm looking for the solution that I used to have before Microsoft improved their system.
    Thanks for your input.
    BJ
     
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    Well since I do have one desktop and 4 laptops, I got the brilliant (duh) idea lets look at the other computers that are not having this problem.

    My desktop says I set the credentials for N5550 on 8/8/2015 and the persistence is set to Enterprise.

    Now all I have to do is figure out how I did that. Something tells me it was automatic two years ago and has been improved to not do that anymore.
     
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    Well one of the first things I did was to set up Homegroup, which seems to be a problem.

    From W7Forums:
    I found a fix

    Don't know if this has been posted here already, I didn't get through every post.

    I didn't come up with it obviously, but after searching endlessly I finally found a fix that worked for me. Sometimes when searching Google and all the other blogs it really makes a difference what you're question is.

    Anyway I thought on my last search to include HomeGroupUser$ as apart of my issue with the Credential Manager forgetting the settings.

    Exact Search: credential manager forgets HomeGroupUser$

    And I came across a site that seemed to indicate that the HomeGroup was the issue. Well for me, as it turned out, it was.

    To fix it I had to remove / delete all my Windows 7 computers from the Home Group, then build a new one. Once I did that the system stopped reverting back to 'incorrect' settings.

    One of the things I couldn't wrap my head around was that even after deleting Credential Manager Credentials, they would invariably be right back to where they were after a reboot. Turns out that with the Home Group all the machines kind of handshake all that information. So by deleting and redoing the Homegroup on all machines, problem solved.

    Oh, last but not least, when mapping the drive, it won't create new Credential Manager settings unless you click the 'Connect using different credentials' checkbox.

    Hope this helps anyone else that all other solutions wouldn't work for. Thanks.

    Igorian

    And this:

    http://www.gadgetgrill.com.au/2009/11/19/windows-7-fixing-the-mapped-drive-credentials-problem/
    If you read GopherBaroque's link you will see that it is a group policy setting that is off by default. Yes I agree that having a checkbox that says save and then it doesn't save does seem stupid but it is also apparently controlled by policy settings which can be modified with the group policy editor. Group Policy Editor is only available on Professional/Ultimate/& Enterprise versions so yes it's a feature; Microsoft's favorite kind of feature, the one where you pay more to upgrade to a version that can do it. (Of course if you know what registry tweaks are needed you can make them manually w/o Group Policy Editor in any version)


    I read GopherBaroque's link. In it he says:
    "Fixing the problem requires editing the group policies. Not a difficult task, but it does entail changing some registry settings. If you are not comfortable with doing getting your hands dirty in the registry, stop now, or find someone who can do this. And be sure that you back up your registry before you start. If you screw up your registry, you might not be able to restart and use your system, so consider yourself warned."
    But then, he explains how to fix the issue for Win7 Pro users using gpedit.msc. Since I'm on Win7 Home Premium, I don't have gpedit.msc, so I'll need to edit my registry by hand. The article only gave a warning that editing the registry might be dangerous: it didn't actually explain what changes to make.
    Is there a resource for this information anywhere?


    I have not tried any of these fixes yet.
     
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    http://www.gadgetgrill.com.au/2009/11/19/windows-7-fixing-the-mapped-drive-credentials-problem/

    Windows 7 – Fixing The Mapped Drive Credentials Problem
    Posted by Gary Stark in Tips & Tricks | 48 comments

    Ever since installing the Windows 7 RTM build, I have been unable to have that system automatically log on to an assigned mapped drive on my MacBook.

    Until now.

    The basic concept is that from Windows Explorer, you want to map a networked drive, and retain that mapped network drive so that it is persistent through multiple reboots and logins to that system. The problem is that the default installation of Windows 7 appears to support this feature (as happens quite seamlessly in XP), but in fact it doesn’t.

    When you log on to a network volume and assign it as a mapped drive, there is a “Remember my credentials” checkbox on the login dialog. One would expect that this should add the login credentials to the Credentials Manager, so that the details are retained and you can automatically log in to that mapped drive the next (and every subsequent) time that you restart the Windows 7 system.

    [​IMG]
    Entering credentials

    Why else would you want to check the “Remember my credentials” checkbox, right?

    Unfortunately, that isn’t how it happened for me, and every time I rebooted the system, I would see a message balloon pop up in the taskbar, and the mapped drive would contain a red X through it, indicating that the drive mapping could not be re-established.

    [​IMG]
    Mapped drive is not connected

    When I mapped the drive, this process had created a record in the Windows 7 Credential Manager, but this showed that the persistence of the login to the networked drive was just for the current session. This did not seem to me to be correct. Manually creating a record in the Credentials Manager also failed to rectify the problem.

    [​IMG]

    After quite a good deal of research, I discovered that the actual source of the problem has nothing to do with the Credentials Manager, but instead relates to how the default group policies for SMB shares are set up when Windows 7 is installed. The default value is that the relevant policy is left unset, and that creates this problem when you wish to automatically log in to some SMB shares. This of course is how OS X drives are seen by Windows when they are set as mapped drives within your system, and that is why this problem seems to occur.

    Fixing the problem requires editing the group policies. Not a difficult task, but it does entail changing some registry settings. If you are not comfortable with doing getting your hands dirty in the registry, stop now, or find someone who can do this. And be sure that you back up your registry before you start. If you screw up your registry, you might not be able to restart and use your system, so consider yourself warned.

    To edit the Group Policies, we need to run the Group Policy Editor program. Press the Windows and R keys together to bring up the Run Program dialog, and then, in the Run dialog, enter gpedit.msc and press the OK button.

    After a few moments the Group Policies Editor will open.

    In the Group Policies Editor, open each of the following items in turn:

    Computer Configuration
    Windows Settings
    Security Settings
    Local Policies
    Security Options

    Now, right-click on the “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” policy item, and then, from the context (pop-up) menu, select “Properties”.

    Now select the “Local Security Settings” tab, and then, in the dropdown box, locate and select “Send LM & NTLM – user NTLMv2 session security if negotiated”.

    Now click the OK button, and then finally, you may close the Group Policies Editor window.

    The problem should now be fixed, and your mapped drive logins should now be persistent through multiple reboots of the system.

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    Now that I went through Gary's steps I remember been here done that about two years ago or maybe longer. I think it is longer as my memory is not that bad.

    Anyhow my problem is now history and my persistence is Enterprise.

    And homegroup is still running unchanged.
     
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    I don't use homegroup, it did nothing but cause problems. Wasn't easy getting rid of it.

    When my wife got a macbook last year, I had to dick around to get it in the network.
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    I have had number of legacy applications that require windows. That has been the main reason for me staying with that platform. Recently I've been able to reduce that to one application, add that to the fact that the last Windows update, well I say last but it's been about 6 months, has completely failed to install and is stuck in some sort of slow mo doom loop and I am thinking seriously about migrating to linux. I think I'm going to run VMware for any Windows apps that I need and seek alternatives for all the rest of it as Linux seems to have most of it covered. That way I can just delete the VMware Windows install if it ever gives me trouble and just put a fresh install in and update the one or two apps that run in it.

    The other thing that's really giving me irrites about windows is this commercial push with software, Candy Crush Saga in the like are being forced upon me and every attempt to turn it all off seems to fail. Even if it succeeds the next Windows update seems to reset everything and I get the application 'push' happening again. This complete commercialisation of Windows has finally turned me right off of it. The last thing I want in my operating system is an advertising push.

    Really it's been a better the devil you know relationships for many years. Windows was the operating system that I love to hate! I am an equal opportunity hater, I hate iOS as much if not more! But now it's gone too far so I'm going to put myself through the frustration of becoming completely familiar with linux and all it's arcane command line stuff. I think it'll be worthwhile because of the end of the day I think the operating system offers a lot more power and I'm nothing if not power hungry!
     
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    At the same time I think I'm probably going to set up a NAS. Probably one of these linux-based setups. I've been muttering about it for years, I think now's the time to move my lazy ass into doing something. Current PC is going to be turned into a NAS box and some lightweight mini wireless job will run Linux and the rest of it! The cable tangle that comes with my Monster PC is also giving me the irrits. One of these gigabyte PC Brix with wireless everything is looking appealing.

    Comments please, any good ideas?
     
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    Well I know just enough to get into trouble, so don't do as I say.

    I just bought uSoft office 365 and I'm getting more pissed by the day. Get One Drive share your files with the world. Opened up One Note to put some file info in a handy place, but NO put it in the stinkin cloud where uSoft can see everything you do and be sure to sync it with all of your stuff cause we want to know everything about you. Like FU.
    I'm sure they claim they don't have access, but what other lies have these bastards told?

    I'm going back to my 2007 software. The reason I have a NAS is to keep all my stuff at home.

    I should try linux, but I remember that when I tried it before there was always something that didn't quite work right and if you wanted it to work you had to learn how to write your own driver. I have done that sort of thing, but you have to have detailed info about the hardware interface and some of that stuff is not readily available.

    I understand things are better now.

    Anyhow when it comes to NAS there are about 3 file systems I would look at XFS, ZFS and BTRFS. I'm using XFS on my N5550, but even though it says there is encryption available for that system, Thecus has not implemented it. Before I go putting anything in the cloud, I'm the only one who will be able to decipher it.
    Thecus has implemented whole volume encryption:
    AES 256-bit RAID Volume Encryption
    Thecus’s AES 256-bit RAID volume encryption tool allows users to fully encrypt their entire RAID volume, defending essential data even in instances of theft.
     
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    I'm out in the boon docks on holidaze @ the moment posting by phone so I will keep it short.

    I was thinking FreeNAS with ZFS.

    http://www.freenas.org/
     
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    Coffee Lake Build! Ultimate i7-8700k Day 1 Gaming PC Build?
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    Published on Oct 6, 2017
    For this build, our centerpiece is one of Intel's brand new Coffee Lake chips, the Core i7-8700K. Coffee Lake is Intel's latest generation of processors, and with the embargo now lifted, we can show off what recently rolled into our labs. The processor may be the highlight, but that doesn't mean we skimp on the rest of the build. To give the chip a home, we surround it with some other premium parts for a fairly maxed-out desktop and record our efforts.

    Check out the full part list below:

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    Cooler: Deepcool Captain 240 EX RGB$129.99 at Amazon:
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    PSU: EVGA SuperNova 650 G2$108.72 at Amazon:
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    I solved a lot of Windoze bullshit network drive mapping problems using the "net" command from the PC I wanted to map the drive to.

    net view 192.168.1.50
    this will list all the shares at that IP address

    net use s: \\192.168.1.50\movies /user:HTG CrazyFourHorseMen /persistent:Yes
    this will map the \movies folder on the server to the s: drive on the PC. If you need to add login information, /user:USERNAME Password will do it. And for persistent mapping, use /persistent:Yes
     
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    My problem was caused by going from windows to linux which apparently windows doesn't bother to set up the correct protocol.
    Will this work with linux based systems?

    Edit: It dawned on me that since I have the setup, I should just try it to see. Duh, huh.
     
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